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Backstay setups - single chainplate

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Slycat777 says:

Was doing a test rig at the weekend and see that all my standing rigging is accounted for bar a backstay tensioning system.

Looks like my boat has a single backstay chainplate. Would a simple set of two blocks between the chainplate and the backstay suffice?
1:34AM, 14 September 2010 PDT (permalink)

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pjbharrison says:

Have a look at this

www.harken.com/rigtips/back.php
The 6:1 system might suit
Do you have a furling headsail?
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pjbharrison says:

Have a look at ebay item 270634057226
located in Belfast
you could couple it with 120598270045

Do any of the engineers out there think these would be OK?
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Slycat777 says:

Yup, we have a roller furling jib
6:1 looks good.
Quite a step up from my corribee which just had a two single pullies!
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Pictures of backstay tensioners are:
www.flickr.com/photos/8660415@N06/4078061854/
www.flickr.com/photos/achilles24/1451480937/
www.flickr.com/photos/8644331@N08/1516146455/
All of these have the split backstay system, but thought they might be useful for you to see how they are rigged.
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